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    July 13, 2011
    5:00 - 5:58pm EDT  

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warning until 5:15 for that region. and southern portions of calvert county. no now, as you get to the east of that area, lighter rains and eastern shore. it's still raining pretty good from dover to fredericksburg. and south and east, towards cambridge. it's one little shower i just see popping up here as you see, across northern sections of baltimore county. take a quick look at that area, right there, just west of heir ford, manchester. which way is it moving? looks like it's heading down to the south and southeast. you folks in cockeysville, right along, let's say, route 30 up there. north of butler. may see a brief heavy shower. as far as warnings are concerned, still have a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for the low are eastern shore. take a look at our computer. there you see it. until 10:00 tonight. and the severe thunderstorm warning tonight, officially in effect for the next 15 minutes for southern calvert and portions of st. mary's county in maryland. bernadette joins us with a look at the back.
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this cold front is going to take all of the heat and humidity and push it away. temperature-wise, we've dropped to 73 degrees in baltimore. 76 in d.c. now, mind you, that's with the thunderstorms that have gone through. because it has rebounded back up to the 80s. compared to yesterday at this time, with those thunderstorms going through, 20 degree swing in d.c. and in baltimore. so for tomorrow, the cool air will continue our way. we're setting for a beautiful couple of days. bernadette, thank you. an 8-year-old boy is abducted near his west baltimore home. right now, an intense manhunt, under way for the suspected mastermind. wjz is live at city police headquarters. mike hellgren uncovers new information, including more on demands for ransom. mike? >> mary, this is the bulletin. police are still searching at this hour for 20-year-old ra him taylor. they say he wanted cash from the 8-year-old's dad, so he
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hatched a plot to kidnap the little boy. >> reporter: new charging documents wjz obtained, reveal through a witness account, rahim taylor, was likely the mast ermind beiend the -- behind the scheme to abduct derek brown. >> why did they have to do that to a child? it's just ridiculous. >> reporter: the kidnappers left the little boy in an abandoned house on linhurst street. and he lived a few blocks away on gwynn, where he was grabbed on the sidewalk. and wjz has learned the police centered their search on another block. number 350, sending a s.w.a.t. team there. it's home to nathaniel booker. according to the charging documents, booker used his personal phone. >> police say they used his cell phone records to track him to this house. and they found him underneath that chair. >> reporter: booker told police
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taylor convicted him -- contacted him and asked him to make calls to the boy's dad. investigators questioned the dad, who received numerous calls and texts, demanding more than $500 in cash, in exchange for little derek. >> this young man was targeted for this incident. >> reporter: wjz's media partner, the baltimore sun, reports, the kidnappers also wanted drugs. while such a kidnapping is rare, it is not unheard of in our area. police disowr -- scoured a house, after six armed men abducted two teenagers who were later safely returned. unanswered questions persist in this latest snatching off the street, including was the fbi involved? and how does the victim's family know the suspects? >> we don't feel like they just ash trailer picked -- arbitrarily picked someone off the streets. >> police say there may be more than just two people involved with this plot. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news.
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>> both booker and taylor have lengthy arrest records. an internal police investigation is under way after a city officer shoots a man who pulled out a gun during a traffic stop. detectives say the 34-year-old was pulled over in the 1400 block of filmore street as part of a drug investigation. when officers approached the man's jeep, they say the driver shot at them. the suspect got away, but police located him at johns hopkins hospital. an mta worker died from bacterial meningitis. adam may has from the health department tonight. >> even though this man who worked for the mta may have come in contact with a number of officials, the health department says the general public should not be concerned. >> reporter: a maryland transit agency as a 45-year-old bus driver passes away from a rare bacteria. it can cause meningitis. >> after consulting with
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experts at the state health department and the cdc, we've determined that there is no health risk. >> reporter: the baltimore city commission explains why bus passengers should not be alarmed. >> the thing about this particular bacteria is it is not spread by airborne transmission. you have to be close enough to transmit saliva, in order for there to be the possibility of getting infected. jier other drivers here at the kirk avenue depot, are all wearing black ribbons on their collar, in honor of their deceased coworker. drivers say the man was friendly and always waved when he drove by other busesful. >> i feel very sad for him. but i pray for his family. you know, he's my coworker. >> reporter: and those coworkers today are being offered grief counseling. meanwhile, that man's family has been given preventive
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antibiotics. reporting live near mondawmin, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> adam, thank you. last year, maryland had nine confirmed cases of meningitis. major progress for the police officer who fell off the jfx last month. denise is in the news room with an update on officer teresa rigby's condition. >> reporter: well, kai, she survived a 35-foot plunge into a parking lot. and tonight, she is out of rehab. a car forced her over the jones falls expressway. the 27-year-old was rushed to shock trauma in critical condition, where she underwent several surgeries. now she has completed her stay at a rehabilitation recovery unit. and her rehabilitation will continue at home. >> the drivers names involved in the crash have not been released. early fire station. tonight, a 17-year-old girl is in critical condition. and an 18-year-old male is in
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serious condition. police say the teens were not using the crosswalk at the time of the crash. bomb squads are searching evidence. a string of explosives rip through mumbai during the evening rush hour. at least 21 people are dead. india's home minister says it was a coordinated terror attack. this marks the fourth major attack. president obama is promising america will stand with the people of india. the president is still trying to strike a deal on the debt ceiling. but tonight, they are not making any progress. danielle nottingham has more. there is a lot at stake. >> it's the fourth straight day at the white house. democrats and republicans aren't budging. even as warnings about the
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looming deadline turn dire. >> clearly, if we went so far as to default on the dead, it would be a major crisis. >> both sides are fighting over spending cuts. republicans don't want tax increases. but democrats nns insist that has to be on the table. >> reporter: with talks at a standstill, republican senate leader mitch mcconnell showed unless congress blocks him. >> the gop admits it's a last resort. and is challenging the president to come up with something better. >> in the end, the white house gave us three choices, in exchange for a vote to increase the debt limit. the massive tax hike, smoke and mirrors. or default. and none of these options is acceptable. >> he hopes each side will eventually give a little. >> the president recognizes that it is his responsibility to do this. it is his responsibility to compromise. and he certainly believes that
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the republicans ought to do the same. >> but time is running out, in order to meet the august 2nd deadline. congress has to raise the debt limit by friday. >> in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> president obama says more than $20 billion in social stuart checks may be delayed next month if the debt limit isn't increased on time. coming up, hear the passionate stance on the debt crisis. no punishment for the anne arundel county man who shot and killed his neighbor's dogs to break up a dog fight. it is a upsetting many. prosecutors say in this particular case, county law is on the side of the shooter. >> more than a month after seeing her family pit bull killed, bianca is still traumatized. >> honestly, i don't think that is right.
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>> she says her neighbors unleashed pit bull charged at them. >> i have to go by me being scared. >> reporter: minutes later, the other dogs fighting came charging out of a house and killed bianca's dog cane. >> i feel that i did the right thing. i feel that it was the only option that was left for me to to. >> reporter: after reviewing all of the evidence and police reports, prosecutors decided not to file and criminal charges against tony noriega. no one from the state's earn's office, was available to speak on camera with wjz. in a written statement, prosecutors point to this county law, which says that a person may not be held liable, if at the time, the animal is considered to be running at large and attacking a person or animal. they say the fact that bianca let go of cane's cane's leash,
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means he was not in control of the fight. all doesn't sound fair to cane's family and friends. >> he should be charged. it's reckless what he did. >> the state's attorney's office may not be taking action. but the fight is not over just yet. the dogs' owners say they are considering taking action in civil court. and going to aggressively pursue this matter with the state attorney's office. >> derek, thank you. animal control took custody of tony noriega's dog, but they have since released the dog back into his custody. noriega was not home when wjz tried to speak to him today. one of the jurors speaks out about the controversial verdict. trying to salvage lives after a devastating fire. i'm andrea fujii. what has happened to the 13 families now displaced? that's just ahead on 13
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eyewitness news. a new way to fight childhood obesity. the changes coming to thousands of restaurants. showers and storms in maryland. when will the sun return? bob is tracking the update forecast. ,,,,,,,, [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good.
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investigators figure out the cause of a fire that left 13 families homeless. one organization is providing help to those impacted by the disaster. >> reporter: investigators say it was a cooking fire that engulfed one town home in owings mills and quickly spread to 12 others. sky eye chopper 13 shows the devastation that is now estimated at more than $1 million. >> how many people without homes now in this heat. it's horrible. >> reporter: we're told several displaced residents are now staying with family
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members. and many others are actually being housed in empty apartments in had complex. >> reporter: and one family is receiving temporary housing from the red cross. >> people yesterday in owings mills were extremely grateful to have the help that they needed. >> reporter: the red cross also assisted nearly all of the families with essentials to get them by, physically and emotionally. >> we've provided these little mingy mouse toles to the little kids. and when they lose everything. this literally becomes the only toy they own. >> reporter: no one was hurt. but a day after the fire with homes still smoldering, residents must realize, they start from scratch. but the red cross says they're there to help. andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: since july 1st, the red cross of central maryland has provide the disaster relief for 26 different fires and storms. for more information on how to donate, visit the seen on tv section on wjz tawm. if you're waiting for
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someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at we'll traffic control. hi, kai. hi, everyone. delays continue there for 95. northbound, very heavy there from 175 to the harbor tunnel throughway. at least 15 minutes remain from wilkens avenue to liberty road. west side outer loop, not much better. still heavy from 75 to baltimore national pike. if you're traveling on the top side of the beltway, on the inner loop there, slow from charles street to perring parkway. average speed, about 35 miles an hour. and accidents include old court road. liberty heights at plateau avenue. also, frederick at south london. and taking a look at drive times. 38 miles an hour average. 16 minutes to get by. let's now take a live look. you can see, heavy traffic is up ahead as you can see from the right-hand side of your screen there. and also, congestion there. 50 eastbound at sandy point. that's on the eastern shore.
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this traffic report is brought to you by subway. stop in and try the unforgetaby delicious, barbecued pulled pork subs. only at subway, eat fresh. back over to you. >> thank you, kristy. parents have a few tool to fight childhood obesity. major restaurants are now adding healthier choices for kids. monique griego has more on tonight's healthwatch. >> reporter: eating out is sometimes the most acceptable option for a busy parent. >> it's because it's cheap. because it's easy. because the kids would eat it without us. >> olga robbins says she struggles to find things to are healthier on the menu. but now that may be made easier. it kicked off at burger king,
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ihop, elapproximatelyo loco. the mills have to have one entrees a side dish, a beverage, and be less than 600 calories. they also must meet strict nutritional guidelines. >> reporter: others are developing new meals that would give parents more to choose from. >> it would be great to see something on the menu that is healthy that children would eat. >> reporter: childhood obesity has grown 17%. >> it's a gring problem. and you see it decreasing in age. and kids are getting fatter. >> reporter: a nutritionist at st. joseph's hospital, knows it's not always possible to cook healthy for your kids. and while she doesn't think the kids' live well program is perfect, she thinks it is a start. and it's still up to parents like olga to choose what is right. >> how much they want the kids kids to stay fit, how much they
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care. >> reporter: and they say they do plan to expand that program. kai, back to you. >> if you would like to check which ones are already serving healthy options, go to wjz.com. looking at that cheeseburger. >> i know. >> that was cholesterol. but i'll take an apple. >> exactly. sure you would. showers are moving around the region. still affecting southern areas. 76 now. the winds beginning to turn. the barometer on the way back up. dryer and more pleasant weather than the rest of the week. we'll see that sun coming out of here. we'll have that forecast after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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sun and a few clouds around the baltimore region. in fact, one little shower is moving down towards greenspring creal. the bulk. rain. still flooding possible. still that is in effect. in fact, as much as 2 to 3 inches of rain. that region, southwest of us
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now. extreme soarn portions. it's moved into virginia now. it continues to move away from that region. leonardtown, yes. st. mary's city. pax river. it's raining. but the rain is heavier now. south of st. mary's city. a little embedded thunder. rest of the region, north. it's cleared out. it's heading down. may affect pikesville area very shortly. and not even possible to get into northwest baltimore. that's one last little shower. temperature-wise around the region. easton will be dropping. warmed up.
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after the clouds. back up to 88. 70s to the low 80s, where it hasn't rained. winds now turning to the north and northwest. that will bring in dryer, cooler, beautiful weather. will continue to head down to the carolina border. for those folks. dryer air. coming in. getting back into the pleasant, low to mid-60 ranges. we'll take that. and on the bay tomorrow, winds sifting around. gusts up to 20. 64. tomorrow, back up to the mid- 80s with low humidity and sunshine all day long. nice. during this weekend's home stand.
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orioles food driver. the wjz family will collect your donations at the gate. saturday, meet vic, myself, bob, mark, gigi, tim and pat. sunday, you can meet vic, mary, jessica. stir still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. security questions. why are they being launched into airport screening practices. i'm jessica kartalija. a domestic dispute kills one woman and leaves her daughter in the hospital. that story next on wjz. i'm mike schuh in northwest baltimore. the state of baltimore has millions to help keep current in their mortgages. how you can apply if you need help when eyewitness news continues. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it's just before 5:30, 76 degrees ask partly cloudy. good evening. thank you for staying with eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a fight between a couple turns deadly in anne arundel county. police have a customer in custody, charmed with his murder. denise has more on the latest on the investigation. >> police say that family is torn apart. they call it a domestic dispute that went horribly wrong.
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>> homicide detectives arrived. >> officers got on scene. a 38-year-old female suffering from lacerations to the upper body. >> reporter: police say the suspect, 56-year-old richard steve saab, attacked his wife. >> during that altercation, a 21-year-old female intervened, daughter of the victim. she stipulated some -- she sustained some lacerations as well. >> reporter: both were taken here. one one hour, -- within one hour, the mother died of her injuries. the daughter is still in surgery. >> she ran a day care out of her home, and the couple had recently filed for divorce. police say it's still unclear what prompted this early morning fight. >> detectives are still looking into that. they're conducting a search warrant. >> reporter: steven saab is charged with first-degree murder and did is behind bars.
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>> the victim's 15-year-old son was with his biological father at the time of his mother's murder. her 20-year-old daughter has been treated and release the from the hospital. back to you. >> a second suspect is charged with assault charges. a man is attacked in front of the owings mills mall. six people suspected in the attack. detectives say the victim was walking home from his job at the green turtle restaurant early this morning, when the suspect's deflated gun and stole his wallet and cell phone. anyone who recognizes any of these suspects should call police. >> an arrest has been made in the murder of an 8-year-old boy in new york city. >> surveillance video shows the little boy asking a stranger for help. police say 35-year-old leli aaron is seen in the video. he is charged with abducting and then dismembering the child. they say aaron implicated himself when he arrived at his
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home. they say he pointed to a bloody freezer. >> the murder has horrified the orthodox jewish community. police say the while was going to meet his mother, when he stopped to ask directions. police say he had no record. except for a court summons. new records show airport security breaches are still a big problem. lawmakers want to know why this is happening, even with the billions of dollars spint on security. more than 25,000 since 2001. >> they demanded answers from
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the transportation transportation security administration. >> the u.s. has spent billions of dollars to revamp airport screening. and the t a insists, the problems amount to less than 1% of the $5.5 billion screened in the past years. >> tsa's goal is to stay ahead of the threats while protecting passengers' privacy. a security breach is broadly defined. it can be anywhere from a checked bag being misplaced. >> just this past week, a cleaning crew found a stun gun on a jet blue airplane at newark airport. in june, a passenger was arrested after using an expired boarding pass to fly across the country. this latest comes. and the tsa is already taking heat for its aggressive policy. and screening machines that see through clothing. the tsa insists all of it is necessary to protect the flying
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public. sandra hughes, wjz eyewitness news. homeland security says $6,000 of the breaches involve tsa employees who improperly screen passengers or carry on items. casey anthony is served with a lawsuit today at the orange county jail. the nonprofit group, texas equisearch, wants anthony to repay. the suit says anthony encouraged equisearch to launch the search, despite knowing caylee was already dead. today, one of the jurors who also served on anthony's case, is speaking out about her experience in the days after the controversial verdict. you know, you come home and everyone is mad at you. and the media is outside, hounding you, and making it clear they're not leaving. and it's just very stressful. and you know, you get anonymous letters from people that are hateful and nasty. the juror says there was a lack of evidence, directly tying casey anthony to her
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daughter's death. anthony will be released from jail this weekend, after credit for time served. opening statements begin today in roger clemens perjury trial. he is accused of lying to investigators about using steroid growth hormone. >> reporter: roger clemens headed into clemens headed the some say congress has made broad oversights. if convicted, clemens faces prison. >> it's unclear if roger clemens will testify at the trial. a battle over cancer donations. tonight, an ohio bishop is telling tell -- catholic patrons not to support the susan g. komen foundation. he fears they will fund embryonic stem cell research in the future.
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a spokesman for the foundation says they have never committed money to stem cell research. a growing number of americans, 55 and older, predict they'll be working until they're 69. that's five years longer than the retirement expectations of a decade ago. researchers say the uncertain economy has increased the prospect of seniors having to disappoint their adult children. well, the past few years have seen a record number of home foreclosures. and while the situation is definitely improved in maryland, as mike schuh reports, state officials went door to door to help those who still need help staying in their hopes. >> mary washington is volunteering to try to help keep people in their homes. >> hi. good morning. >> she's looking for people who need help. >> because of unemployment or what we refer to as underemployment, or they've lost income because of a medical emergency. >> reporter: door-to-door, 30 volunteers are in the edner
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gardens, lakewood area, with $40 million to help people stay in those homes. >> what we're trying to do is to let people know about a new program we have called the emergency mortgage assistance program. this program is steined to help people who are facing foreclosure. >> maryland used to have the 12th highest foreclosure rate in the nation. now we're 35th. the idea here is if you make under $65,000 a year, and are unemployed or underemployed and behind in your payments,. >> people can help. >> they're behind in their moment -- payments, three months, six months, whatever, we can help for a period up to 24 months. >> reporter: up to $50,000. it's a loan, but pay on time for five years and it's forgiven. >> i think it's wonderful. >> reporter: karen morris doesn't have a problem. but help to those who do will mean fewer vacant homes. >> we know there are empty places. kind of scary. >> today, no one on this street needed help. but they have enough money left, and they have to get rid of it by september, to help
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approximately 900 more marylanders. in northeast bawrlt, mike schuh, wiemple eyewitness news. back to you on tv hill. if you or someone you know needs help, go to we'll document, click on local, and look for this story. we have breaking news to report. the maryland board of physicians issues its ruling in the case of dr. mark meday. medee is a former st. joseph's medical cardiologist. the board found that midee falsified patient records and/or unnecessarily exposed his patients to unnecessary risk. we'll have the latest, new at 6:00. we're following more breaking news on i-695. an accident is tying up traffic in baltimore county. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. let's go to mike perry. >> two-vehicle collision. initially, one of them struck the guardrail. it was called a personal injury accident. but it appears that it is not.
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this is on the inner loop. the beltway here is heavily traveled here in the afternoon. but now, it's a parking lot. delays extend well back to 295 area of the beltway in anne arundel county. if you're coming in to baltimore county, expect delays. back to you on tv hill. they are clearing the accident as we speak. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. how one city neighborhood is fighting blight by going green. meet the people who found their lives significantly changed by the harry potter series. for these stories and more, read the baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast, from wjz's first warning weather team. a famous actor is joining the cast of the hit show, csi.
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ted danson dancer will -- danson will make its debut february 24th at 10:00 p.m. it will be nice to see him back on tv. >> he played in damages with glen close. and this should be good, too. expensive new cons kenses of britain's phone hacking scandal. a soldier kill at an amusement park. now, one decision led to his death. bob turk. first warning weather center. cooler and dryer air, headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warping five-day forecast. here's today's report from wall street.
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bob was just saying. and as for tomorrow, the breeze bringing up much dryer air. we start off in the 60s. better than the last couple of mornings in the 60s. tomorrow afternoon, just a few patchy clouds out there. and we'll get into the mid-80s for our highs. and we'll cool it down once again tomorrow evening. for the rest of the five-day, here's bob. temperatures get back to where they should be. 85, 60 tomorrow night. whoa, open the windows. 85, 86. warming up on sunday and monday. and also, increased humidity, once again. 89, back up to 92. enjoy the next few days. it am be very pleasant. mary? in today's energy saver. experts say shade can keep not just you cool in the hot weather. but air concerner. plant trees and shrubs to shade air conditioning units. but don't block the air flow. a unit operating in the shade uses as much as 10% less electricity than those operating in the sun.
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for more information, go to wjz.com, and click on our special section. investigators a an agent two died on a roller coaster in new york should never have been allowed on that ride. they let sergeant hackmyer aboard. signs clearly state riders must have two legs because the safety board that prevents people from riding out rests on the rider's lap. phone hacking scandal. this has derailed a multibillion-dollar tv deal. tina kraus reports from london. it's a stunning defeat for rupert murdoch's media empire. news corps is withdrawing its bid for the lucrative british satellite company company. thises and just hours after
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britain's phone hacking scandal hit the parliament. >> what is happening is graceful. and has to be addressed. >> british lawmakers had planned an afternoon vote to force murdoch to back away from the take overdeal. but newscorps folded first. yodz murdoch came under attack, after revelations his tabloids, the fuse of the world, hacked into the phones of murder and terror victims. the scandal has also embarrassed the prime minister. known for a cozy relationship for the media mogul. police arrested colson last week, accusing him of lying about the hacking whale he was editor of the tabloid. >> what they want us to do is sort out this firestorm. >> reporter: a small group protested outside of murdoch's
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home. as a car sped past cameras. members of parliament could question murdoch, his son james, and niewps corps ceo brooks next week. >> and murdoch is still leaving the door open to buy british sky broadcasting, saying his say company deserves more in the future. well, kai. we'll keep you updated on the breaking news. a major decision on the misdemeanor future of dr. mark miday. the baltimore cardiologist, accused of doing unnecessary medical procedures. we'll have the latest at 6:00. plus, recent crime. a law school graduate murdered in howard county. check in for these stories and we'll have all of the breaking news, of course, coming up at 6:00. now, back to kai and mary. denise, thank you. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. they are approaching the two- minute warning in the nfl
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negotiations. with some high-profile players speaking out. mark has the latest on the lockout coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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will practice start ontime? well, kai. it is crunch time. now, it is widely understood, that an agreement has to happen next week. now, today, quarterbacks tom brady, peyton manning and drew brees issued a joint statement, saying that the players' proposal is fair to both sides. and it's time to get the deal done. representatives for the players and owners arrived in new york today. they will meet face-to-face tomorrow in critical negotiations. it has been reported by insiders that a deal is close and likely to be done early next week. the league responded to the players statement today, saying they agree that now is the time to get a deal done and they are working hard. women's world cup soccer. abbey woman back. she came through again today in
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the semifinals against france. tie game. just as she did against brazil. using her head to knock in a critical score. they would go on to defeat france, 3-1. alex morgan would add a last move. they will face japan in the championships. coming up next hour, it's back to business in baseball tomorrow, after the all-star game last night. we'll check in on the o's matt wieters and his first, all-star experience. plus, a controversial member of the pittsburgh steelers, with stunning statements about his own teammates. details ahead in sports at 6:00. mary, back to you. in healthwatch tonight, two new studies bring encouraging news in the fight against a.i.d.s. as manuel gallegus reports, they showed that heterosexual partners drastically reduce their chances of getting the
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virus by taking daily pills. >> these results are very encouraging. >> two studies followed men and women in africa. 200 took daily pills. those who took travatta were 63% less likely to become infected by hiv. >> it reproduces in your blood stream. >> a second involving more than french00 heterosexual couples, where one partner was hiv positive. the risk of infection was reduced, 62 to 73%. >> the results were so encouraging. researchers actually stopped a
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study and began giving medications to those participants who were only taking placebos. >> reporter: health officials say it will take sometime to figure out how to make the best use of the treatment. >> what we need to know now is whether these drugs are effective in the real world. some additional issues come to play. will people be able to take the drugs on a daily basis? >> reporter: but researchers say this is still a big step forward in the fight against a.i.d.s. manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. in both sides -- both studies, participatants were given counseling and condoms, which may help explain the overall low infection rate. manhunt. police are searching for one of two men behind an abduction of a little boy. how the plot unfolded. and who is in custody now. ,,,,,
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coming up on wjz eyewitness news at 6:00:00 -- newest major developments in the case of the doctor accused of doing unnecessary surgical procedures on patients. and why the health department says mta passengers shouldn't be alarmed. that's coming up. brazen abduction. a child snatched off a city street. surprising new details about why it happened. showers and even a few storms in the region. stick around for the updated
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first warning forecast. check in for the eyewitness news. >> wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. hello, everybody. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> breaking news, in the case of dr. mark miday. he is the baltimore cardiologist, accused of unnecessarily implanting heart stents into patients. >> reporter: the maryland board has voked dr.

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